Ra Ra Ra- Rick Riordan has done it again! Red Pyramid is a great Egyptian romp

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The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles Series #1)  To all of the kids and adults who have followed the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and were dismayed when the series ended -The new series from Rick Riordan, the Kane Chronicles is even better !  Rick Riordan still performs that magic that he does so well - creating a fun storyline that takes off on the first page and characters that are believable.  He makes us laugh, cry and sit at the edge of our seat .  As in the last series kids will learn a great deal about mythology - this time it is Ancient Egyptian Gods trying to take over and it is up to Carter and Sadie Kane to stop them before chaos rules.  Things and familiar places are not what they seem and you will love the new gods, goddesses and protectors who come alive in this book.  One of the things I love about his books is the way he empowers kids who feel different or have trouble in everyday life.  Both brother and sister feel disjointed and powerless because of their parents and their  Egyptian alter ego gives them self confidence and special gifts.  While the average 13 year old may not feel like he or she has a lot of control in their life these books will speak to them to search for their own gifts.   I will have no problem recommending these books to any kids from 10 and up. Reading this series together as a family is a  great way to add adventure to a quiet summer. 

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Categories: ages 9-12
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by JdiennoPSU on ‎05-30-2010 10:37 PM

Just finished this last week on audiobook and I loved it!

by crazyladyteacher on ‎09-28-2010 07:16 PM

I really enjoyed this book, especially since I know so little about Egyptian mythology. I feel like I learn so much with Riordan's books. This is high on my recommendation list with my seventh grade students. My copy was actually checked out of my classroom library the first day I put it on the shelf.

by Halo_Doll on ‎06-09-2011 03:54 PM

I've been trying to find the series around here to keep from having to wait for them if I order them offline. I'll find one book but never the other, from either of his series. Seriously offends considering there are such good reviews on this. I guess I'll have to break down and order them. >.<

by LAX_observer ‎06-15-2011 12:28 PM - edited ‎06-15-2011 12:30 PM

Not only has he come through with The Red Pyramid, but now has the second book of the series out The Throne of Fire. If you enjoyed the first book, second surely won't disappoint, I think/hope that this new Kane series is right on track to become just as gratifying as the Percy Jackson series. Can not wait to see what's in store and when the thirds coming out. Keep it up Rick

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